2017 Leadership Academy

AACTE's Leadership Academy is held each summer for new deans, department chairs, and other academic administrators looking to advance their careers. The Leadership Academy covers essential topics, from managing finite resources to effective development and public relations, while helping attendees cultivate a supportive network of peers.

In this AACTE Leadership Academy, the participant will:

  • Articulate critical components of leadership, including styles, motivations, and a commitment to diversity and inclusivity, as they pertain to one’s own practice as a leader.
  • Build a comprehensive understanding of the multiple roles and functions of one’s appointed position, particularly in an individual institutional context.
  • Strengthen key leadership skills, enabling one to more effectively serve as both a team leader and member, manage time, develop inclusive environments, foster and promote diversity, resolve conflicts, and facilitate change.
  • Engage in discussions, via small-group settings and collective sessions, to forge networks with other professionals in similar leadership positions.


The registration fee for the first individual from a member institution is $850 and $750 for each additional individual. Registration for individuals from nonmember institutions is $950.

Registration Deadline: June 4, 2017


Location: Providence, RI

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Leadership Academy Testimonial

“This was the best day! Take aways included how to organize a meeting, how to respond to new colleagues (resisters, early adopters, etc.), and how to get your voice heard. Also, the conflict styles helped as did concrete strategies to deal with difficult people. I appreciate the underlying theme of principled decision-making. Today's sessions were also well facilitated – with a mix of information, small group, and whole group discussion.”